Airspace Over Northern Europe Likely Closed Until Saturday At Earliest

British civil aviation authorities say there will be no flights over England until Saturday morning at the earliest, as a huge ash cloud from Iceland's erupting volcano disrupts air traffic around the world.

The National Air Traffic Services says some flights could start leaving and arriving at airports in Scotland and Northern Ireland later today.

Flights around the world have been canceled and passengers stranded as the ash cloud affected operations at some of the world's busiest airports, including London's Heathrow. Germany has suspended operations at 11 of its 16 international airports.

The ash is spewing from a volcano beneath a glacier that began erupting Wednesday for the second time in less than a month.


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